Wilkes University doctor of education student Mona Nashman-Smith will receive the prestigious Medal of the British Empire on May 6 in London. The medal is presented by Queen Elizabeth in recognition of meritorious civil service.
Nashman-Smith was nominated for her years of service as chief executive officer and chief superintendent of The American British Academy in Muscat, Oman, an international baccalaureate school supported by the British embassy. She currently serves as chief executive officer and head of school for Edmonton Islamic Academy in Edmonton, Alberta Canada.
Nashman-Smith is slated to complete her doctor of education degree later this year. Her dissertation is a phenomenological case study on the transition from elementary to secondary study for a female selective mute. She’s not only a member of the inaugural class of Wilkes doctor of education students in Muscat, Oman, but she also helped advocate and form the cohort.
Read the full story that appeared in the Edmonton Journal on April 17, 2016:
Edmonton educator to receive prestigious Medal of the British Empire